Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells (DRS)

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Developmental biology addresses a fundamental question: How do organisms develop from zygotes? As a discipline, developmental biology encompasses genetics, cell biology, physiology, and evolution. As an area of current biomedical research, it provides insights into complex processes that, when disrupted, result in disease.

One aspect of developmental biology, the specification and differentiation of distinct cell lineages, has led to the identification and isolation of embryonic, fetal, and adult stem cells. Stem cell biology, an area of intense current interest, holds great promise for the potential treatment of human disease and for understanding basic questions in development.

Mount Sinai's Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells training area offers basic and advanced coursework, seminars, and journal clubs. Our learning environment includes faculty drawn from the entire ISMMS community, along with their research labs. We provide a comprehensive, multifaceted experience. As developmental and stem cell biologists, our faculty create an atmosphere of exploration, discovery, and advancement in developmental biology and stem cell research.


In the DRS multidisciplinary training area (MTA), you will work with model organisms and embryonic and adult stem cells to explore fundamental questions in Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells and their impact on regenerative medicine.

The goal of this program is to train you as part of our next generation of scientists who will become experts in Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells, and who are committed to careers that will push the boundaries in regenerative medicine to ultimately help alleviate human disease.

Program Directors

Robert Krauss, PhD


Florence Marlow, PhD



Average number of new students each year: 6 PhD; 1 or 2 MD/PhD

Average time to degree: 6 years

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